E-waste is one of the biggest environmental
issues facing the planet.
The amount of electronic products discarded globally has skyrocketed recently with an estimated 40-50 million tons generated each year, an amount if put into containers on a train it would go once around the world!
E-waste currently makes up 5% of all municipal solid waste worldwide, nearly the same amount as all plastic packaging, but considerably more hazardous. With residents and local businesses upgrading their mobile phones, computers, televisions, audio equipment and printers more frequently than ever before the exponential growth in e-waste is a problem that the Village takes seriously.
To this end, the Village has entered into an agreement with Com2 Computer located at 140 E. Fullerton Ave. in the Carol Stream industrial sector to accept unwanted computers and electronics from residents each and every Saturday (excluding holidays) from 8 am – Noon. Acceptable e-waste items include the following:
Computer Peripherals to include Monitors, Printers, hard Drives, Servers, Scanners, Modems, Network Equipment, Routers, CPU, Floppy & CD Drives.
Office Equipment to include Adding Machines, Copiers, Fax Machines, Multifunction Machines, Postage Machines, Electronic Staplers.
Communication Equipment to include adapters, chargers, cell phones, answering machines, pagers, cordless phones, stereos, boom boxes, radios, home entertainment, metal or plastic speakers or any electronic or battery operated gadgets.
Other Electronics to include battery back up devices, data cartridges, digital cameras, DVD/Video players, electronic game devices, rechargeable batteries, MP3 Players, Microwaves, Air Conditioners, Pocket PC's.
For more information, contact Com2 Computer & Technologies at (630) 653- 2662 or visit their company web site at www.Com2Recycling.com